Arsenal have reportedly launched a £27 million bid of Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon as replacement of wantaway star Alexis Sanchez.
The 21-year-old Argentina international recently emerged as the Gunners' top target with contract rebel Sanchez who is expected to leave Emirate for Etihad before the end of the month with report emerge that Chilen forward has already agreed
personal terms with Manchester City.
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According to TyC Sports Arsenal will use a large part of the expected £35m fee Sanchez's transfer generates to meet the release clause of Pavon with Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have all been following the progress of South American star in recent months.
Boca are said to have been hoping to keep the Pavon until the summer so that he can complete their Copa Libertadores campaign but Arsene Wenger has played a part in bringing the move forward by five months, as he is worried the player's valuation will only increase with time.
Pavon two appearances for Argentina he is expected to be named in Jorge Sampaoli's squad for the World Cup in Russia.